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Andrew Syrios

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Andrew Syrios is a partner in the real estate investment firm Stewardship Properties. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Business Administration and a Minor in History.

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Markets Are Our Best Hope for Peaceful Cooperation

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/23/2016Mises Wire
Truly cohesive communities can only exist on a relatively small scale. Most people outside these groups will then be seen as "outsiders." Our goal must be to minimize conflicts with these outsiders, and voluntary exchange is our best option...

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Humans Are Hard-Wired to Value Some People over Others

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

03/09/2016Mises Wire
Human beings like to form cooperative groups to achieve various ends. Research has shown, however, that there are limits to the size and nature of these groups, and this is why the state so often turns to violence.

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The Good Ol' Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

11/24/2015Mises Wire
Bernie Sanders and other advocates for more taxes like to note that income tax rates hit 90 percent in the 1950s. What they leave out is that few ever paid such rates and total tax revenues were about the same then as today.

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When You're Popular, You Don't Need Freedom of Speech

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

11/09/2015Mises Wire
When you're unpopular, free speech sounds pretty great. But once you control the reins of power, free speech is really just an inconvenience, as the recent rise of the American left with its speech codes and trigger warnings has shown us...

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Reflections on Venezuela’s "Economic Miracle"

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History

10/23/2015Mises Wire
It wasn't long ago that the pundits were talking about Venezuela's "economic miracle" which had proved all the anti-socialist naysayers wrong. But with soaring unemployment, inflation, and deficits, the Venezuelan people are unfortunately having to pay for years of ignoring...

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